When buying new countertops most homeowners also want to upgrade their sinks and faucets. It’s a matter of both aesthetics and design. Countertops are probably the number one item that adds to the beauty and comfort of your kitchen.
If you’re in the process of redesigning your kitchen, think about which sink style is more compatible with your countertop stone material. Choosing the right kitchen sink can be key to giving your kitchen a fresh look. When buying a kitchen sink, think about the installation type, size, material, and shape that will best serve your needs. Topics covered in part 2.
Drop-in sinks, often referred to as top-mount sinks, are highly popular because they’re affordable, flexible, and easy to install. It’s a self-rimming variety — in other words, the rim sitting on top of the countertop will support the weight of the sink. It stays in place thanks to caulking along the edge and metal clips that provide additional security underneath the countertop.
Sometimes, there will be extra supports tucked under the countertop to ensure everything stays in place depending on the type of sink material.
Farmhouse sinks, also known as apron sinks, feature a wide expanse and deep bowl with an exposed front. These were beneficial for meal prep and clean-up for traditionally large agricultural families. Farmhouse sinks in a modern era still adhere to that basic simple, but ample and efficient, design. The front side of farmhouse sink basins are exposed and are often set out from the edge of the cabinetry in the kitchen. This provides an interesting visual and the material chosen for the farmhouse sink can create a beautiful contrasting aesthetic with the cabinets. A certain type of base cabinet is typically required to support it. Some styles can be retrofitted to your existing cabinets.
Farmhouse sinks are a highly functional type of sink design that will truly never go out of style.They create amazing benefits for homeowners and can be the perfect accent piece for a customized dream kitchen in your new home.
While all three sinks are ideal for homeowners, at the end of the day, the choice must be made based on budget and time. If you’re looking for easy and affordable sink installation, a drop-in sink is ideal for you. However, if you have the time and love the idea of a sleeker kitchen, an undermount or farm sink is the best option.